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Great Lakes A School Q&A


Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 1938
Latest Activity: 9 hours ago

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GL A school-what can they bring?

Started by ooroche. Last reply by Anti M Apr 2. 5 Replies

GSE's in GL

Started by Nnoeeey. Last reply by Anti M Mar 7. 14 Replies

places to eat

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Comment by Angie on April 13, 2014 at 11:30am

FYI..things change all the is VERY likely that has happened as there have been "issues"

Comment by a.foertsch on April 11, 2014 at 10:17am
Hey just wondering if any of you have any good suggestions for wifi in our home I'm moving there to Great Lakes in a few weeks, we don't want cable or phone just wifi. I don't know the company's that run from that city.
Comment by kiley91 on April 10, 2014 at 4:33pm
Ooroche, basically they are "eligible" after 10-14 days. And can take their written and oral test that soon. But they don't actually get the phase until the 30 days. My husband took his tests after he was there for about 2 weeks. And got his phase 2 card 30 days after the day he got there. Same way for phase 3. Except there is no test for phase 3. Just another 30 days and following guidelines and rules.
Comment by ooroche on April 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

Thanks Anti M, I just posted it on FB!

Comment by Anti M on April 10, 2014 at 3:13pm

Angie might know, or ask on Facebook. Haven't heard it yet myself, but that doesn't mean a thing.

Comment by ooroche on April 10, 2014 at 3:06pm

Hi everyone! My son's PIR was this past Fri and is staying in GL for A school. He tells me that liberty for phase 1 to 2 has recently changed-instead of 10-14 days, its 30 days. He's trying to get clarification...anyone know of any recent changes that may not be on the website yet? We were just trying to plan for some visits!

Comment by Sailor Matt's Mom on April 7, 2014 at 11:04am

Thank you Angie. He is supposed to be doing the night help. I knew these classes would be apart of it, just let him vent as he always did to justify not getting the material. I shouldn't second guess myself. Makes sense what you said, just needed assurance what I was thinking was correct. I can now reassure him and encourage him to stick with it with confidence. The baby always breaks your heart when you hear in his voice he is frustrated and unhappy. Thank you so much for the information.

Comment by Angie on April 7, 2014 at 9:39am

Sailor Matt's Mom, actually yes the school he is in does have a lot to do with the job he will be, he just doesn't see it yet. All the schools are very fast paced, he can go to night study were he can get extra help with the class if he needs it, but I would guess sense he failed two test he was put on that already.   They are taking away distractions that is why he was put back to Phase 1.  They are trying to help him by doing all of this, though of course he does not see it that way.  Best thing you can do is listen to him and encourage him to study more 

Comment by Sailor Matt's Mom on April 7, 2014 at 9:16am

My son is in his 2nd school to become an EM. He says this is a lot of math and electronics. he also stated it really has nothing to do with the job he sign up for. Anyway the style of "teaching" is material thrown at you for 3 days then a test. Math is not his best subject and he is having difficulties. He said he faile dthe first test and after lunch took it again and missed by 2 questions. he took it the next day and got a 92. But because of the 1st 2 tests, he was brought back down to Phase 1 status, has to wear his full uniform (no civilian clothes in public) and has to stay for 2 hours after the class. He seems very discouraged and defeated and I feel helpless on this end. I feel like he is on the losing soccer team again. I tried to encourage him as much as I can but I feel another shoe dropping. Anyone out there have this experience and can offer suggestions? Thank you for listening.

Comment by myMimzy on April 7, 2014 at 12:58am
Questions: My sailor is now at GL FOR ATT and A school. What does ATT consist of and is that in addition to A school training days or included in total training days?

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